ISBN-10:
0199254745
ISBN-13:
9780199254743
Pub. Date:
01/23/2003
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Environmental Principles: From Political Slogans to Legal Rules

Environmental Principles: From Political Slogans to Legal Rules

by Nicolas de Sadeleer, Susan Leubusher

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ISBN-13: 9780199254743
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/23/2003
Pages: 482
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Nicolas de Sadeleer teaches environmental law at the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis in Brussels, where he is Director of their Environmental Law Centre, CEDRE. He was awarded a PhD with distinction in 1998 by Saint-Louis for his work on the application of environmental law principles to positive law. An updated version of the thesis was published in November 1999 in Belgium and Paris (Les principes du pollueur-payeur, de prévention et de précaution, Brussels, Bruylant/ Paris, AUF, 1999, 437 pp.). He is a guest lecturer in Université catholique de Louvain.

He is also a member of the IUCN and sits on the board of Environment Law Network International.

Table of Contents

General Introduction
The Polluter Pays, Prevention and Precautionary Principles: Three Approaches to Environmental Risk
1. The polluter-pays principle
2. The Principle of prevention
3. The Precautionary principle
Conclusions of part one
PART II : THE LEGAL STATUS AND ROLE OF THE POLLUTER-PAYS, PREVENTIE AND PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLES : A SHIFT FROM MODERN TO POST-MODERN LAW
Introduction
1. Theoretical Presentation of Modern and Post-Modern Principles
2. The evolving function of environmental directing principles in the transition from modern to post-modern law
3. The legal status of the directory principles of environmental law: from political slogans to normative principles
4. Environmental directing principal v free trade
Conclusions of part two
Final conclusions

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